25 Chart Takeaways: Lady Gaga Tops the Billboard 200


Lady Gaga, Joanne © Interscope

25 Chart Takeaways: Lady Gaga (Joanne) and Michael Bublé (Nobody But Me) take top honors on the Billboard 200, dated November 12, 2016.

To no one’s surprise, Lady Gaga debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Joanne was prognosticated to debut at no. 1 and that’s exactly what the project did.  Joanne posted robust numbers, moving 201,000 units.  Gaga wasn’t the only newbie in the top 10, joined by six other albums! Even beyond the six new albums – including projects by Michael Bublé and Korn there are a number of intriguing chart stories on the Billboard 200 dated November 12, 2016.


  1. Lady Gaga takes Joanne to no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Her numbers are strong.


  1. Michael Bublé (Nobody But Me) settles for the runner-up spot.



  1. Pentatonix releases another Christmas effort – A Pentatonix Christmas – which debuts at no. 3.


  1. Korn returns strong with The Serenity of Suffering, which takes fourth place on the Billboard 200.


  1. Drake (Views) slips from no. 2 to no. 5.


  1. Chris Tomlin debuts at no. 6 with Never Lose Sight.


  1. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra takes The Ghosts of Christmas Eve to no. 9.


  1. Leonard Cohen earns the final spot in the top 10 (You Want It Darker).



  1. Sia sees a spike in sales thanks to a newly issued deluxe version of This Is Acting (no. 18 to no. 11).


  1. The Pretty Reckless (Who You Selling For) debuts at no. 13.



  1. I Prevail (Lifelines) enters at no. 15 – not too shabby.


  1. Jimmy Eat World takes Integrity Blues to no. 17.



  1. D.R.A.M. sees his debut album Big Baby D.R.A.M. start at no. 19. Too bad the intriguing rapper couldn’t muster up better numbers.


  1. Kings of Leon had a tepid sophomore week. Walls dips from no. 1 to no. 20.



  1. Solange exits the top 20. A Seat at the Table drops 12 spots from no. 15 to no. 27.


  1. Norah Jones takes a tumble in week three. Day Breaks drops from no. 11 to no. 30.


  1. Amy Grant takes Tennessee Christmas to no. 38.


  1. Joe Budden lands at no. 40 with Rage & The Machine.



  1. Green Day plummets in its third week. Revolution Radio slides from no. 10 to no. 41.


  1. The Game experiences a horrid second week. 1992 free falls from no. 4 to no. 48.



  1. NxWorries (Yes Lawd!) debuts quietly at no. 59.


  1. Saint Motel debuts at no. 62 with Saintmotelivision.



  1. OneRepublic continues its downward slide. Oh My My drops 42 spots from no. 30 to no. 72.



  1. JoJo’s sales collapse in week two. Mad Love free falls from no. 6 to no. 111.


  1. David Crosby debuts modestly on the Billboard 200. Lighthouse lands at no. 117.


Photo Credit: Interscope

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